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04 March 2018

Inky Edition of the Sunday Post #8

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about ourselves and what is coming up on your blog for the week.

What I read this past week:
The Black Key (The Lone City #3) by Amy Ewing (audio-book) ⭐⭐⭐ -  I really enjoyed book one and two in this series. I’m not sure what happened with The Black Key, it was on the slow side and I didn’t like that Violet and Ash were pretty much apart most of the book.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black ⭐⭐⭐ - Please help me understand why this book has some many five-star reviews. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but from all the hype and reviews I was expecting to be wowed. The beginning started out good and I felt so sad for Jude. Then not much happened… until the royal coronation, then everything happened, and I did enjoy all the scheming.

What I am currently reading:

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet


Catalia "Cat" Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.

Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin's fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short and lived alone.

What I added to my shelves this week:

Full post can be found here: Stacking the Shelves #40

Atonement by Ian McEwan – Historical Fiction, Romance. Has been on my tbr list since the movie was released. I have been holding off watching the movie until I read the book. I just happened to glance at a display at B&N and there it sat, calling my name.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – Historical Fiction that follows a Korean family for generations. This is an upcoming library book club read.

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman -  Young Adult, Science Fiction. My goal was not to purchase books until I read the first book in the series. I fell off the wagon with this one… oops.

Last week on Inky Impressions:

Everyday Life:

It was a wonderful nine days spent with my parents. My fur babies Toby and Avery had a fun time running around the many acres. The weather was a bit chilly when I arrived but it gradually warmed. It was a beautiful 60 degrees yesterday, which was great for stacking a cord of wood that my parents had delivered. My muscles are a bit sore today, it’s been a while since I last stacked wood. I did wonderful with the wheelbarrow, it didn’t tip over once. I will be back home in Colorado later today and it’s always delightful to back in my own bed.    

Some Cuteness:

This week I’m sharing a photo of my parents’ feather baby, King Bird. He is an African Grey Parrot, that my mom nicknamed Sybil because of his multiple personalities; I nicknamed him Freddy after Freddy Mercury. 

He can speak many phrases and he mimics noises around the house (microwave beep, cell phone notifications, and such). Kind Bird has a large dog bark and a small dog bark, and I laugh every time I hear him barking. This week we had two dogs and a bird barking and then King Bird will say “come here” to Toby and Avery. I like listening to him in the early morning before his cage gets uncovered, he goes through all his phrases and sometimes he whispers.

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week.


  1. Haven't read The Cruel Prince, but it tends to happen with hyped books.. The first people who read it saw much less hype, so they actually genuinely liked the book, but after a certain point, hype creates unrealistic expectations, I feel like :p
    Oh, and I totally want to read Pachinko.

    1. I usually wait a while to purchase books until the new book hype lessens, or at least until later reviews come out. I did have high expectations for this book. I hope you enjoy Pachinko.

  2. The Cruel Prince is one I've seen mixed reviews for, mostly good ones but a few like yours that were not all rave- y, so I'm torn on whether to get it. I've been thinking of trying Holly Black, but maybe i'll wait a bit.

    Glad you had a great visit! King Bird looks awesome.

    1. I'm not going to give up on Holly Black just yet. I probably will not finish this series, but I'm looking forward to see what other books Holly Black has.

  3. Aw King Bird looks so sweet. I love watching videos of those birds, they're hilarious!

    Sorry that The Black Key didn't work out for you. The cover is pretty though.

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

    1. My dad is always showing King Bird other bird videos, it's fun to see his reaction. Have a great day Aleen.

  4. Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't care for The Cruel Prince. I've been seeing that book everywhere... nonstop. I'm waiting for my number to be called at the library. Based off of your reaction, I think I will continue to wait it out and not purchase a copy instead.

    1. You might love it. It just wasn't for me. Thank you for visiting. :)

  5. I have heard some mixed reviews about The Cruel Prince but I definitely want to read that :) And yes to Pachinko. I have heard great things about that.
    Aww, that King Bird is so cute :)

    1. It was an okay read, maybe I'm not into books involving the fae world. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting.

  6. Sorry to hear that The Cruel Prince wasn't a better read for you. I really enjoyed it because parts of it gave me gave me kind of a Game of Thrones vibe, but I can definitely see where it's not a book for everyone.

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books though. I haven't read any of those yet but they all sound very good, especially Pachinko.

    1. That is wonderful that you enjoyed it, the great things about books ;) I haven't read or watched Game of Thrones, but my sister loves it. I'm just having a hard time finding a fae books that I enjoy. Have a wonderful day Suzanne.

  7. The bird sounds like he would be so much fun to have around. I can't imagine what it would be like to hear a bird barking :) I hope you are enjoying a Promise of Fire. Too bad your recent reads were only 3 stars. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

    1. He's a character. Promise of Fire is really different from the first book. Thanks for visiting Carole.


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